Monday, May 10, 2021

National Taco Day October 4 : Online Face Book Live Storytime During COVID-19

 National Taco Day October 4th

Online Facebook Live Storytime During COVID-19

Books:


Dragons Love Tacos By Adam Rubin and Illustrated By Daniel Salmieri

Dragons Love Tacos 2 The Sequel By Adam Rubin 




Little Taco Truck By Tanya Valentine & Jorge Martin 







Ten Little Indians Tune -- Counting Tacos
1 little, 2 little 3 little tacos
4 little 5 little 6 little tacos
7 little 8 little 9 little tacos
10 little tacos go crunch crunch crunch! 


Dragons love Tacos Song (Credit Pinterest)





If your happy and you know it

If your happy and you know it

Clap you hands

If your happy and you know it

Clap your hands

If your happy and you know then your face will surely show it

If your happy and you know it clap your hands



Repeat with:

Stomp your feet

Shout Hooray

Fractured Fairytales Summer Reading 2020 COVID 19 Facebook Live



The year of 2020 has been quite the year ! With the Pandemic of COVID-19 happening in March it changed Summer Reading plans and rocked our Library World!

In Planning for  2020 Summer Reading we decided to move our story time online to Facebook Live!
Here are some of the many Fairytale Books I have planned into my summer storytimes this past summer!

Fractured Fairytales:


Books I paired together for Storytimes:

1. Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion By Alex T Smith (2016)

2.  The Wolf Who Fell Out of a Book
by Thierry Robberecht (2017)

3. Little Red Rhyming Hood By Sue Fliess (2019)




1. Help Wanted Must Love Books By Janet Sumner Johnson (2020)
2. Interrupting Chicken By David Ezra Stein (2016)



1. The Princess and The Petri Dish By Sue Fliess (2020)

2. Mary Had a Little Lab By Sue Fliess (2018)


Songs:

Hi, Hello and How Are Song 

(Tune of London Bridges)

Hi, Hello and How Are You 

How Are You 

How Are You 

Hi, Hello and How are You 

How are You Today! 


Head Shoulders Knees and Toes 


Come Along and Sing With Us (Tune of Here We Go Around The Mulberry Bush)

Come Along and Sing With us, Sing with us,

Sing With us

Come along and sing with us 

So early in the evening (but you could also use morning like in the original song) My current COVID storytimes are in the evening at 7pm. 

additional verses: Clap, Stomp, Read (put hands together and Open and close hands like a storybook)







Sunday, October 4, 2020

Families Storytime: Online Storytime Face Book Live During COVID-19

 Families Storytime 

Online Storytime Face Book Live During COVID-19 

Books:




Families, Families, Families By Suzanne and Max Lang (2015)

The Bear In My Family By Maya Tatusukawa (2020)

Little Elliot, Big Family By Mike Curato (2015)


Songs:

Fingerplay: “My Family”
This is mama, kind and dear. (point to thumb)
This is papa, standing near. (point to pointer finger)
This is brother, see how tall! (point to middle finger)
This is sister, not so tall. (point to ring finger)
This is baby, sweet and small. (point to pinky finger)
This is the family, one and all! (wiggle all fingers)
Credit: 
Kididdles & Storytime Katie 

Song-“I Love Mommy” (or Daddy, Brother, Sister, Etc.) I Changed the word to Family
(tune: Frere Jacques)
I love Mommy, I love Mommy.
Yes I do; yes I do.
And my mommy loves me,
Yes, my mommy loves me,
Loves me too; loves me too.

 Credit Childfun.com adapted by by storybook stephanie 

Families Rhyme 
Some families are large. (spread arms out wide)
Some families are small (bring arms close together)
But I love my family (cross arms over chest) best of all!

Credit Childfun.com 


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Spaghetti Storytime Online Storytime During COVID-19

 Spaghetti Storytime Online Storytime During COVID-19 

Who Doesn't love Pasta! I could easily eat it everyday of my life! 





Books:

Tony Baroni Loves Macaroni By Marilyn Sadler 

Tyler Makes Spaghetti By Tyler Florence 




Songs:

Hi, Hello and How Are Song 

(Tune of London Bridges)

Hi, Hello and How Are You 

How Are You 

How Are You 

Hi, Hello and How are You 

How are You Today! 


Head Shoulders Knees and Toes 


Come Along and Sing With Us (Tune of Here We Go Around The Mulberry Bush)

Come Along and Sing With us, Sing with us,

Sing With us

Come along and sing with us 

So early in the evening (but you could also use morning like in the original song) My current COVID storytimes are in the evening at 7pm. 

additional verses: Clap, Stomp, Read (put hands together and Open and close hands like a storybook)


Oh It's Time To Say Goodbye To Our Friends Song

(She'll Be Coming around the Mountain Tune)

Oh It's Time To Say Goodbye To Our Friends,

Oh It's Time To Say Goodbye To Our Friends

Oh It's Time To Say Goodbye, Make a smile and wink an eye 

Oh It's Time To Say Goodbye to Our Friends


Book Activities:

Tyler Makes Spaghetti Book Activity From Harper Collins Publishing

 



Monday, September 14, 2020

It's All About The Sun- Online Facebook Live Storytime During COVID-19

 It's All About The Sun! 

Another Fun Storytime during my online Facebook Live COVID 19 Storytimes sessions. This Non-fiction title called Sun is part of the my universe series which is a great book to teach younger children all about a factual topic like the sun in smaller snippets of text written like a picture book! 


Books:



Sun! One in a Billion By Stacy McAnulty 

The Sun is My Favorite Star By Frank Asch

Songs:

Mr. Sun 

Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Please shine down on me
Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Hiding behind a tree 
These little children are asking you
To please come out so we can play with you
Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Please shine down on me (repeat 3x last line)

You Are My Sunshine 

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away


Book Activities:

Stacy McAnulty Book Activity Sheets

counting the sun rays family activity

Cupcake Love Part #2 Online Storytime During COVID-19

Cupcake Love Part #2 Storytime 


Since March During Covid-19 in 2020 We have  had to move many of our in-person stories to online!

This is our first experience using Facebook Live for storytimes. I have taken up reading again for storytime! I missed it!  I found these two stories to be fun to share together! I am going to start posting many of the stories I have been doing in virtual Facebook live storytime here on my blog since I cannot keep the videos up permanently due to copyright permissions!


Books:



Bagel In Love By Natasha Wing 

Everyone Loves Cupcake By Kelly Dippuchio


Storytime Songs: 

Clap and Sing Hello!” (Tune: Farmer in the Dell)

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!
(Wave and sing hello; stomp and sing hello.) 
Credit: Storytime Songs

Summer 2011 — Winter 2013/2014 Storytime Katie 

“If You’re Ready” (Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)
If you’re ready for a story, take a seat
If you’re ready for a story, take a seat
Clap your hands and stomp your feet
Make your hands all nice and neat
If you’re ready for a story, take a seat
Credit: SJPL Hello & Goodbye Songs [Link no longer works]
Summer 2011 — Winter 2013/2014 Storytime Katie 


Book Activities: 

everyone loves cupcake activity kit

bagel in love coloring sheet link

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Color Mixing








Color Mixing Theme

Mixed: A Colorful Story By Arree Chung
Mix It Up By Herve Tullet
Mouse Paint By Elllen Stoll Walsh
Blue VS Yellow By Tom Sullivan
Red, Yellow, Blue and A Dash of White too By Charles Esperanza
Press Here By Herve Tullet
The Black and White Factory By Eric Telchin



SONGS/ RHYMES:

Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister golden Sun (arms circle overhead)
Please shine down on me (wiggle fingers down and point to self)

Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister golden Sun (arms circle overhead)
Hiding behind a tree (hide face behind hands)

These little children are asking you (point to others)
To please come out so we can play with you (clasp hands together)

Oh Mister Sun, Sun, Mister golden Sun (arms circle overhead)
Please shine down on me.  (wiggle fingers down and point to self)
Color Game Song from Jim Gill CD Green Do Re Mi on his toe leg knee CD


Flannelboard Game: “Can We Find?” (Tune: Muffin Man)
Can we find a yellow cat, yellow cat, yellow cat?
Can we find a yellow cat? We want to say hello. 

Credit Storytime Katie 

CRAFT/ PLAY:

Baking Soda and Vinegar Art 

Color Mix on coffee filters 

Colors Squishy Bag Experiment 

Color Mixing using the book mix it up 

Marble Painting 
 

Use book Press Here and either colored circles or paint and have fun mixing colors red, yellow, blue! create new colors by mixing with book mix it up too!

Use watercolors and paint a pretty picture using red. yellow and blue! 

Go on a color parade using these colors - red, yellow and blue. Take Scarves, have kids wear different colors on a specific day!

Play sorting games using these colors and items that are red, yellow and blue.


Rainbow Milk Experiment
I found a link to this video when looking for color science experiments and was immediately sold on doing it with the milks. We already had food coloring at the library, but I did pick up a gallon of milk and dish soap. The gallon was more than enough to get me through the entire program, even resetting the experiment for each kid. This was by far the “GREATEST. STATION. EVER.” in their opinion. I heard some wonderful observations about colors — my favorite was “It’s turning brown. Like when you mix all the paint. All together, it makes brown!”

Tissue Paper Art
And finally, we did tissue paper art. I had all the materials out to do tissue paper painting, but the kids took the art in a different directions — fine by me! They wound up layering the tissue paper squares to make new colors on their paper. Still a great exercise in being creative and increasing conversations about color mixing!
Credit Rainbow Milk Various places including Storytime Katie